Volume 37

Visual Arts in Guelph

March 26, 2019 — by Helen Brimmell It was an omen, perhaps, that the first recorded art work to come out of the fledgling community of Guelph, in Canada west, in 1830, was a drawing. Prepared for ]ohn Galt to accompany his article in Fraser's Magazine on the founding of the new village, it was published as a lithograph and showed The Priory, Guelph's...

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The History of Advertising in Guelph's Newspapers 1847-1900

March 29, 2019 — FROM ITERATION TO PERSUASION by B.M. Durtnall "Promise, large promise is the soul of an advertisement."Samuel J. Johnson, 1759. There was a time when I thought the only aim of a newspaperwas to be bright and newsy from a literary point of view. I havenot changed my mind but have broadened my view. Others, too,with the intolerance of the ignorant...

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The Guelph City Band

April 4, 2019 — by Ross W. Irwin Guelph Musical Society Band in front of City Hall, c. 1914, with William Philp, conducter, standing behind bass drum. Philp directed the band 1878-1882 and 1910-1922   Music and the performing arts hold a prominent place in the life and history of Guelph from its very beginning. On August 12,1827, for example, a small band of...

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